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Ogamdo Cafe?

ipsedixit Jun 16, 2008 09:16 AM

Can someone tell me about this place?

The decor looks like something out of a Pippi Longstocking movie ...

  1. PinotPlease Mar 3, 2009 06:56 PM

    We went last year. They had chicken anus on the menu. If nothing else, ya gotta give it up for that!

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      esquimeaux Mar 3, 2009 09:06 AM

      i went once for a friend's grad school graduation lunch. her mom ordered everything, so i'm not sure what we were eating. but it all seemed like standard korean-chinese fare, except i thought everything was SO GOOD. it just seemed like typical korean-chinese dishes, but made better than average. but, it was a one time visit. and i'm pretty sure we didn't try the chicken buttholes.

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        jblee Mar 3, 2009 05:04 PM

        It is a little bit fancier(?) but standard Korean-Chinese fare with funky ambience.
        Fancier because quite clean and acoordingly priced. Quite comparable to Yong Gung(Dragon) in k-town.

      2. a_and_w Mar 3, 2009 07:28 AM

        Any further reports on this place? My mom says they serve Korean-Chinese food that is very popular in the Korean community. Anyone try the ja-jiang-myun or tan-soo-yok? Do they have dry-fried chicken wings?

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          Adsvino Mar 3, 2009 10:14 AM

          Had the fried wings a few weeks ago, very tasty. Great ambiance here....

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            a_and_w Mar 3, 2009 10:47 AM

            Awesome -- I have a craving for this dish.

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          chowhound2721 Aug 10, 2008 09:29 PM

          This place really disappointed. We had the pan fried seafood chow mein and shrimp with lobster sauce and the food was so bland and average that I wanted to cry. And this place is not cheap, so the combination of below average and expensive made the whole evening an unfortunate choice. The decor is interesting I guess- if you think a hodge podge of tavern-like ambiance mixed with Christmas lights and nutcrackers in August is charming- that's not really why I got out to eat though.

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            Chandavkl Jun 17, 2008 08:54 PM

            It's supposed to be a Chinese restaurant though it's certainly doesn't have a full traditional Chinese menu. Here's a thread from last year that mentions it.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/466384

            1. Chowpatty Jun 16, 2008 11:01 AM

              Glad you asked, because I never tire of pointing out that their specialty is reportedly chicken anuses.
              However although I work quite nearby I have never actually tried it.

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              1. re: Chowpatty
                ipsedixit Jun 16, 2008 11:37 AM

                Really? Last time I had chicken anus was back in Taipei.

                Isn't chicken anus a Korean specialty?

                Maybe a field trip is in order ...

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                  Adsvino Jun 16, 2008 12:10 PM

                  Chicken Anus is on the menu. Did not order -- sorry hounds

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                    kevin Jun 16, 2008 05:12 PM

                    location? thanks.

                    1. re: kevin
                      ipsedixit Jun 16, 2008 09:24 PM

                      842 South La Brea Ave
                      (323) 936-1500

                  2. re: ipsedixit
                    choctastic Jun 17, 2008 11:30 AM

                    It's popular bar food. You'll find it at various drinking places in Koreatown and OC.

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